veteran

Vietnam vets still comrades

I was in the waiting room of the Auburn Veteran’s Administration’s health care clinic when a man came in to sit across from me. He was wearing a well-worn baseball cap with lar ...

Declare all wars illegal

In regards to Thomas Mann’s letter of today, Sunday, Jan. 15, “Obama: bought and paid for,” he says he was a veteran and that’s important. I, too, am a veteran of the Secon ...

Wounded Auburn-area Army veteran awarded free Las Vegas house

Christian Valley resident Tyler Steinle returned from a Jets game in New York this weekend with a new home in Las Vegas. An Army veteran of the Afghanistan War, Steinle was awarde ...

Loomis veteran has new hope after avoiding homelessness

A Loomis veteran is ecstatic to have a new place after thinking he would be homeless by this weekend. Raymond Patrick, 56, said he hopes his story will inspire other local commun ...

US veterans were there

I would like to thank John Dzioba of Auburn for inviting me to the V.A. Sierra Nevada Health Care System in Reno, Nev. Mr. Dzioba is a Vietnam vet. As we walked down the long hallw ...

US veterans, VA earn praise

It is not commonly known that the Veteran’s Administration operates the nation’s greatest integrated health system. More than 1,400 sites of care, hospitals, community living c ...

Mess predates the tea party

Perhaps a bit of reality ought to creep in on the recent tea party mess. If they had stood their ground and not raised the debt ceiling, the default would have had not only severe ...

Thank you, kindly, unknown Auburnite

I received $50 cash inside an envelope addressed to “veteran” on Wednesday morning (July 27) in the parking lot of the Depoe Bay Coffee Shop in Auburn. Inside was a note: “ ...

Draftees tried to not have lives taken

With the celebration of Memorial Day there are inevitably the patriotic comments of military personnel “giving their lives for their country.” As a Korean War veteran with two ...

Program offers healing to ‘Forgotten Soldiers’

A program that will soon be celebrating its first anniversary offers local veterans a chance to repair their bodies, minds and souls. The Forgotten Soldier Program is offered thr ...

Revisiting the forgotten war

By the time Ken Hanley arrived in South Korea, it was June 1952 – two years after the Korean War had started. It was nighttime, and Hanley was put on a freight car with a bunch ...

George Voyiatzes: A man for all Auburn’s seasons

George Voyiatzes’ death closes many chapters of living history the 96-year-old lifelong Auburn-area resident witnessed first-hand during an active and eventful life. Voyiatzes, ...

Help, don’t harass Auburn’s homeless

This letter is in response to the article regarding “panhandling” (Journal, July 13). I hope the Auburn City Council and Auburn Police Chief Valerie Harris will read it. Due t ...